Name: Haruna Okawa
Nationality : Japan
English: Fluent (IELTS 7.5)
Sept. 2017 – Sept 2018: MAS in Architecture and Digital Fabrication (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
April 2013 – March 2017: B.A. in Policy Management (Keio University, Japan)
Sept. 2014 – April 2015: Exchange Program (University of Toronto, Faculty of Architecture)
Rhinoceros, Grasshopper (with Kangaroo ,galapagos, etc), V-ray, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, InDesign, Processing, Arduino,Ecotect, Autodesk CFD, Python, Dynamo, MS-Office
Physical Computing (Sensoring and Actuation Technique), General Digital Fabrication (such as 3D Printing, CNC milling, and Laser cutter), Architectural Model-Making
July 2019-Present Researcher, Obayashi Corporation
Feb.2019-May 2019 Intern, Global Walkers, Inc
Made a deep learning model for object recognition and regression.
Oct.2018-Jan.2019 Intern, Digital Building Technologies at ETH Zurich
Provided computational design tools for Bahrain pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai to architect, Christian Kerez.
Feb.2017-July.2017 Part-Time, PO,LLC
Conducted CFD simulations for early-stage building design.
Executed physics simulations for a kinetic sculpture project and operated laser cutting for an art installation project.
April 2017-May 2017 Part-Time, Rhizomatiks
Prepared dataset for supervised learning by manually placing labels onto the images.
April 2016-Sept. 2016 Intern, FabLab Kannai, a technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention, providing stimulus for local entrepreneurship.
Instructed visitors how to use different machines (3d printers and laser cutters) and organized small Fablab events such as “FabLab Lunch Session for non-members”
Sept.2015-Jan.2016 Intern, Noiz Architects,an architect office whose work stretches from pdoducts to buildings embracing digital technology
Contributed to a residential project, a museum project, and competition proposal projects by creating parts of 3D models both virtually (Rhino and Grasshopper) and physically.
Yasushi Ikeda lab:“Environmental Design with Cmputational method,”
Assisted with the following projects :
“Rapid-Prototyping Project,” used large-scale CNC milling machine, laser cutters, and 3d printers for prototyping products
“Drone Project,” used drones to do 3d scanning with photogrammetry software
“Digital Construction Project,” desinged schemes, simulation tools, and robots
Hiroya Tanaka Lab: “Social Fabrication Laboratory -Digital Fabrication * Internet for innovations in Frontiers-,”
Assisted with FABrick Beehive Project “3d printed PLA pavilion for urban bee-keeping”
Responsible for desiging and 3d modeling (Rhino and Grasshoper)
Hiroto Kobayashi Lab: “Urban Rural Re-Design: Visualizing the Power of Place by Design,”
Contributed to “Philippines Plywood House Project”
Served as a project manager and facilitated communication among local residents, local government, FabLab Bohol, and Keio team
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Mar.2014 CAADRIA 2014 Workshop, “Holistic Creativity”
Mar.2014-Jul.2014 Joint workshop with SCI-Arc, Hosei, u-Tokyo, “Tokyo Emakimono”
Jul.2014 SmartGeometry 2014 Workshop, “Spaces in Experience”
May.2015 Glass Pavilion Workshop, AGC Glass Studio
Mar.2016 EDGE Program Workshop,
Mar.2016 Robots in Architecture 2016 Workshop, “Interactive 3d-printing”
Aug.2016 Fab12 Symposium
Sep.2016 Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016 Workshop “Calibrated and
Interactive Modelling of Form-Active Hybrid Structures” and Poster
Presentation ”Component-Based Adaptive Shell Structure”
Sep.2016 Parallelism in Architecture, Environment And Computing
Techniques, (PACT) Presentation, “Sand Forming by Wind-Directing
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Okawa, Haruna. 2016. “Computer Aided Analysis to Understand the Behavior of a Modular Chained Block.” Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design. (PDF)
Okawa, Haruna. 2016. “Friction-Based Adaptive Shell Structure.” Advances in Architectural Geometry. Posters(PDF)
Tachikawa, Hiroyuki., Yasui, Tomohiro., Tsushima, Nao., Okawa, Haruna., Tanaka, Hiroya.,
and Masuyama, Emu. 2016. “FABrick Beehive.” Advances in Architectural Geometry., Posters
Okawa, Haruna. 2016. “The Computational Study of Sand Dune Architecture
– Pre-simulation for Sand Forming with Wind-Directing Robots –” Parallelism in Architecture, Environment, and Computing Techniques.
Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 2016 (¥910,000)
“Exploration of in situ Multi-Agent Robotic Fabrication Process and Its Applications”